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Launch date: October 2012 End date: N/A

Civic engagement and community support are essential parts of the overall effort to reduce murders in New Orleans. The NOLA FOR LIFE Fund, managed by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, makes grants to local organizations to immediately increase their capacity to serve the highest risk individuals in our community. The Fund solicits donations and awards grants to community-based organizations that support violence prevention.

Why part of murder reduction strategy

Local organizations who are working to reduce violence need support to expand the capacity and effectiveness of their efforts.

Risk/protective factors addressed: The Fund has supported community organizations who reduce risk factors across areas such as mental health, social and emotional skills, employment, and education

Performance indicators and results

Initiative partners

  • Major donors: Chevron, Wells Fargo, Mignon Faget, New Orleans tourism and hospitality community
  • Operating partner: Greater New Orleans Foundation

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